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One of the controversies surrounding President-elect Trump has been the separation (or lack thereof) between his previous life as a businessman and his future career as president. Yet the Constitution prohibits him from accepting any emolument. The soon-to-be president's actions may be limited by this word, so let's examine it in detail. Continue reading...
We know that nothing escapes the keen eyes of our devoted fans, but we'll state the obvious anyway — this month's video has a whole new look and feel that's amped up, just like October's Bowl action. Continue reading...
After her defeat in the presidential election by Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton delivered her concession speech on November 9, 2016. Concession speeches are an occasion for the losing candidate to bow out gracefully and to show the maturity it takes to accept defeat. Like those who have conceded or merely said farewell before her, Hillary Clinton's concession was a summation of a public life, with a dash of personal reflection and a vow to keep on fighting. Continue reading...
Topics: Language Politics
Donald J. Trump, newly elected President, delivered a speech in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 to celebrate his victory and thank his supporters. In contrast to much of his campaign rhetoric, these remarks sought to reach out to former adversaries and heal old wounds. Comparing the poetic language of Barack Obama's 2012 victory speech with the comparatively plain-spoken language of President-elect Trump's address gives us a window into two very different ways to accomplish many of the same goals. Continue reading...
For those of you Vocabulary Bowl fans who like a good underdog story, the October results offered just that. The Mighty Purple Pups of Lanier Middle School in Houston prevailed as top dog in the first month of the official 2016 - 2017 Season. Continue reading...
Topics: Vocabulary Bowl
The spells are quite witty, but they aren't the only examples of wordplay in the Harry Potter universe. In the Potter novels J. K. Rowling uses vocabulary that has made her characters living creatures to generations of readers. This tradition continues in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Continue reading...
The Vocabulary Bowl Video Roundup returns with a new format that highlights division play, as well as the top ten schools on the Overall Words Mastered leaderboard. Continue reading...
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